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The new Swiss Venture Capital Report 2018

30/01/2019

Creation of an eco-system In order for a start-up scene to develop its own momentum, it needs not only ambitious founders with promising projects, but also investors, financing for their funds, and established companies that are willing to work together with start-ups and ultimately take them over. Over the past year, there has been significant progress in all these areas. This has resulted in significantly more funds invested in significantly more start-ups, as our data shows, investors and business angel clubs are becoming more active, and Swiss companies such as Scandit are attracting worldrenowned Silicon Valley investors (see page 21).

In Switzerland, new funds were closed in 2018 and others are under construction, as Thomas Heimann and Maurice Pedergnana show on page 34. Find out on page 37 which of these funds are involved in pension funds in a big way. Exits are the focus on page 43, and business lawyer Christian Wenger explains on page 49 what needs to happen in development of the Swiss start-up ecosystem in order to move forward and bring it to the global forefront.

 

Stefan Kyora

Editor-in-chief startupticker.ch